December 1, 2015 RSS feed / Health

Prevent colds and flu before they start

Though the holiday season is a joyous time of year, it’s also one when many people succumb to cold and flu. More...

When that bellyache doesn’t go away

I f you have ever seen an image of the gastrointestinal system, you know it’s a busy place. More...

‘Happy’ holidays? Maybe not for those with untreated hearing loss

People who live with untreated hearing loss are more prone to anxiety, depression, feelings of isolation, and even anger.The holidays can be especially trying for those with hearing loss because there’s usually a lot of laughter and sharing of More...

Fitness

Know the pros and cons of weight loss medications

‘By next summer, I’m going to lose some weight.” If you find yourself uttering these words, know this: many so-called “miracle” weight loss supplements and foods (including teas and coffees) don’t live up to their More...

Top four reasons why you should try aqua fitness classes

Now is a great time to get into fitness classes in the pool. Five Star Aquatics in Edison offers aqua fitness three times a week in their heated, indoor swimming pool. Exercising in the water is a fun way to stay in shape all year long. More...

How to protect and strengthen the knee and foot

Knee and foot injuries are common for people of all ages. They tend to occur during day-to-day activities such as walking, climbing stairs and running. In most cases, people tend to ignore the pain and just carry on, leading to more injury and pain. More...

Calm your body and mind to really enjoy the holiday season

We are in the throes of the holiday season, and while it’s a happy and festive time, it can also be overwhelming — too much to do, far too little time. More...

Customized physical therapy helps ease low back pain

Back pain is very common, but often it is ignored by patients until it begins to affect their day to day activities. More...

Seven keys to happiness

It’s that time of year — the holidays! A time when you are supposed to be feeling happy — but are you? Many dread the holiday season. More...

Medical Info

Wearable device treats aggressive brain tumors without chemotherapy

Atlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists (ANS) is pioneering the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) with NovoTTF, a brand-new, noninvasive treatment. More...

Vaccines and rheumatism in biologic era

Live, attenuated vaccines are made from live organisms that have been modified to make them inactive. More...

Hospital Updates

Rutgers CINJ doing clinical trial for metastatic kidney cancer

In conjunction with the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium (BTCRC), Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey has opened a clinical trial for patients with kidney cancer that has spread to other parts of the body (metastatic). More...

Rutgers CINJ is one of two national sites to offer a new vaccine trial for bladder cancer

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is one of two sites in the nation offering a clinical trial targeting a specific type of bladder cancer with a vaccine treatment.  More...